2011 CAMP DATES: June 5 – 10
Forestry camp is a 5-day residential, outdoor workshop for 13 to 17
year olds. It's a great way for youth to learn about how New Mexicans
use, care for, and appreciate the natural and cultural resources on their
public lands. Resource professionals work with campers to learn about
trees, streams, archaeology, insects, wildland fire, range management,
wildlife, outdoor ethics, and soils and geology.
Forestry camp is held at Rancho del Chaparral Camp in the Jemez Mountains
near Cuba, New Mexico. The 1,200-acre camp, located along the Rio de
las Vacas at about 8,000 feet elevation, provides an ideal setting with
beautiful ponderosa pine, aspen, oak, and mixed conifer trees. Field
trips are taken on the surrounding Santa Fe National Forest and other
locations. Meals are served in the dining hall, and campers, counselors
and staff sleep in platform tents. For an in-depth look at forestry camp,
see About Camp Life.
Counselors are adult volunteers. Our camp counselors are from many walks
of life; some are teachers, others are natural resource professionals.
Counselor applications are available as a PDF form that can be completed
on-line then printed. Mail completed forms to New Mexico Forestry Camp,
c/o Marsha Hagerdon, Mt. Taylor Ranger District, 1800 Lobo Canyon Rd.,
Grants, NM 87020. Applications must be received by April 29 for the 2011
camp. For questions, contact Marsha Hagerdon at 505-287-8833.
The camp is not fully accessible. If you have special accessibility
needs, contact Jean Szymanski at 505-842-3325.